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Feb 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
to speak. we will have coverage at 3:45 p.m. eastern on c-span. john brennan, the nominee to the cia, testified today at his confirmation hearing. the topic of drone strikes came app. dianne feinstein said she will look into new legislation to govern overseas strikes. there was an interruption by protesters. it is three and a half hours. >> you are a disgrace to democracy. >> if the police will clear the room, please. will clear the room, please. [indiscernible] [shouting continues] >> [indiscernible] please clear the room. >> [indiscernible] please clear the room. [protest continues] all right, i think we should clear the entire room and then let people back in. what do you think? >> we need more capital police. >> yeah, let's -- [indiscernible] ok, we will try and start. ok, we will i am going to began this -- begin this hearing, and let me say right up front that the process is that people are respectful, that they do not shout, they do not hiss, they do not show signs, that this is to listen. if that is a problem for anybody, i ask you to leave their room now. -- the room now. wh
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
which i was a co-author, requires the director of national intelligence to recommend who the cia director should be to the president of the united states. i am aware of general clapper -- the dni's letter, endorsing your nomination, which is different from his actually recommending to the president that you be chosen. to your knowledge, did general clapper recommend to the president that he be nominated for this position? >> i know for certain that he made a recommendation, but i would defer to general clapper to tell you what that recommendation is. >> thank you. >> senator heinrich? >> thank you for your service to this country and welcome you to the committee. and should you be confirmed, i would like to start by just inviting you to visit to mexico at some point and in particular sandia and los alamos national labs, because while you often do not hear about the contributions they make to our intelligence community, i can assure you that that support is vital to keeping our nation safe. i have a few questions, and forgive me if some of these return to some of the things you ha
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
cia -- be cia director. he faced a number of questions about the enhanced interrogation techniques. the targeted killing program and the use of drones. diane feinstein gavels in the hearing after an interruption from protesters. >> i ask that this room be cleared right now with the capitol police -- will the capitol police please come in and clear a room? -- clear the room? all signs out. if the capitol police will clear a room, please. [indiscernible] >> please clear the room. please clear the room. all right. we should clear the entire room and let people back in. >> we need more capitol police is what we need. will trylet's -- we and start. [gavel] >> begin this hearing and let me say right up front that the process is that people are respectful, that they cannot tear, they do not hiss, they do not show signs. this is to listen. if that is a problem for anybody ask you to leave the room now. because what we will do is remove you from the room. let there be no doubt. so if i may, i would like to begin. the committee meets today in open session to consider the nomination of john b
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
advisor at 2:30. he has been nominated to be the next cia director. live coverage on c-span. president obama on his way back from leesburg, virginia, where he spoke with house democrats on their annual policy retreat. this morning the president joined congressional members at this year's the s-chip foundation national -- this year's fellowship foundation national prayer breakfast. >[applause] >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you very much. please have a seat. that you for that introduction. i thought he was going to talk about my gray hair. [laughter] it is true that my daughters are gorgeous. that is because my wife is gorgeous. [applause] and my goal is to improve my gene pool. thank you for your wonderful work on behalf of this breakfast, to all of those who have worked so hard to put this together, to the heads of state, members of congress, and my cabinet, religious leaders, distinguished guests, to our at standing speaker, to all the faithful, who journeyed to our capital. michelle lanai are truly honored to be with you this morning. before i begin, i hope people do not min
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
their roles in the impact of twitter and other social media. now, a former cia officials for the george w. bush administration defend the use of enhanced interrogations' in the search for osama bin laden. michael hitt and joins former cia counsel who provides the bush administration on interrogations'. . and jose rodriguez. the american enterprise institute hosts this 90 minute of that. >> good morning. welcome to this morning's panel. separating fact from fiction. i am a member of a task force on detention and interrogation policy. captain bigelow's recent film sparked controversy. recentryn bigelow's film sparked controvery. its graphic depiction of eight torture. for the most part, the outrage has come from the left. you are a conservative like me, when you see the washington left with the hollywood left, your temptation is to sit back and destroyed a fight. -- and enoy the fight. that is why many of the cia and defenders and supporters stayed out of this debate. i interrupt while the progressives are fighting it out. but the fact is, culture matters. many americans will form their o
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
. there were directly involved in the cia integration and detention program. also the hunt for osama bin laden. mike is the former director of the national security agency and the director of the intelligence agency. i got to know him back in 2006, when i was asked to write the president's speech revealing the existence of the interrogation program. he was very kind to give me access to all the intelligence and introduced me to the men and women who conducted the interrogation. but he is not only one of the smartest people i know. he is one of the most compelling witnesses. when he came into the office, the program had been suspended. he was not involved in its initial creation. he conducted a partial assessment. he gathered all the information and had to advise the president whether or not to restart it. he concluded he could not advise the president not to have an interrogation program. we will ask him to explain why that is. jose rodriguez is the former director of the cia service. he was an undercover officer, becoming the head of the cia's counter-terrorism center. including the
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
director of national intelligence to recommend who the cia director should be to the president of the united states. i am aware of general clapper, the dni's letter, endorsing your nomination, which is different from his actually recommending to the president that you be chosen. to your knowledge, did general clapper recommend to the president that he be nominated for this position? >> i know for certain that he made a recommendation, but i would defer to general clapper to tell you what that recommendation is. >> thank you. cent >> senator heinrich? >> thank you for your service to this country and welcome you to the committee. and should you be confirmed, i would like to start by just inviting you to visit to mexico at some point and in particular sandia and los alamos national labs, because while you often do not hear about the contributions they make to our intelligence community, i can assure you that that support is vital to keeping our nation safe. i have a few questions, and forgive me if some of these return to some of the think you have heard from other senators. i want
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
he worked with. just a couple more words about our panelists. bruce was a 30-year cia veteran before joining brookings in 2006. at the cia, he did a number of things, including working at nato headquarters. he was an advisor to four presidents. he led the afghanistan-pakistan review. bruce has written two books in his time here. a third is about to come out. the first two were about al qaeda. the search for al qaeda and the deadly embrace. the new book coming out next month is "avoiding armageddon." it is about the u.s.-pakistan relationship. general stanley mcchrystal spent 34 years in the military. he was the director of the joint staff. in military circles, this five- year period of joint special operations command is what makes them memorable and historic. the reality is that he has done more to carry the fight to al qaeda since 2001 than any other person in this department, possibly in the country. after that, bob gates got up, and the secretary of defense called him one of the finest men at arms this country as ever produced, then continued over the past decade, no single ameri
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
what cia's response is. the report called into question whether any information was unique. >> fair enough. the secretary comment's are indirect -- you told me a couple days ago when we met that the study was not objective, and it was a prosecutor's brief, written with an eye toward finding problems. you went on to say your withholding judgment until you read the response. my understanding is from what he said, that is what you are going to do. suppose the cia takes a position and finds that the conclusions are wrong. i know john brennan well enough to note that you are quick to stand up and say what is on your mind and what ever you conclude. i am not want to ask you for response to that, but i know you will give us your thoughts and opinions about cia's response to it and how we move forward with this. >> i will do that. >> thank you very much. >> senator wyden. i mean senator rockefeller. >> thank you, madam chair. i just made a comment to the chair, mr. brennan, that i have been through a whole lot of confirmation hearings in 28 years here, including quite a few cia directors. i
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
congress on the benghazi attacked and also facing scrutiny was nominee for cia director. one of the things he talked about is how much of the public and congress should know about the u.s. drove stride program. we would like to hear your opinion. what is the balance between government secrecy and the public's right to know? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online -- here is the headline in "the baltimore sun" this morning. brennan targeted over drones. looking at some of the opinions coming in on the editorial pages of the newspapers. "usa today" -- that is of the newspaper's editorial board opinion. jumping down, it says -- the opposing view that "usa today" publishes to give a counterpoint says end the u.s. -- covert drone war. naureen shah at columbia's human-rights institute writes -- she points out the war is waged secretly because the pakistani and yemen government have the time feared their citizens would oppose open u.s. and all -- involvement. what do you think? what is more important, government secrecy or the public's right to know? let's hear from wal
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 9:30pm EST
, former cia officials for the george w. bush administration defends the use of enhanced interrogations in the search for osama bin laden. former cia director michael hayden joins former cia counsel john rizzo, who advised the bush administration on interrogations. warmer cia national clandestine service director josÉ rodriguez. they also responded to the interrogation scenes in the film ."ero dark thirty workou >> i am a member of the task force on detention and interrogation policy. the recent film depicting the operation that killed osama bin laden as part controversy over the graphic depictions of terrorist interrogations and their role in leading us to osama bin laden. the outage on the film has been coming from the left and directed at ms. bigelow. if you are a conservative like me, when you see the washington left in a brawl with the hollywood left, your temptation is to enjoy the fight. i interrupt while
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
will affect the defense budget. later, a look at the cia and the military's targeted killing program that uses lethal force to kill enemies. on newsmakers this week, representative chris van hollen of maryland will be our guest. he talks with reporters about the decisions facing congress as it moves closer to across-the- board spending cuts scheduled to begin in march as well as president obamas state of the union address and what the credit house members did at the three-day retreat this week in leesburg, virginia. this is a little bit about what he had to say in the interview. [video clip]>> i would prefer to see us resolve this before we hit that much one trigger date. i do believe that if we go over it, i hope republicans will come to their senses. >> what is the game plan if we go over the deadline? how much time do you think that congress and the white house has to deal with it before it becomes a economic draft? >> it has already become an economic drag. look at the last quarter economic numbers from last year. you saw a downturn in economic activity. a factor behind t
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 1:00am EST
-terrorism adviser, is expected to face questions on the cia drone program. we will be live with this hearing also on c-span. >> what i discovered as i have gotten older and more mature is the strategy to achieve happiness in life, the worst way is to make that the primary goal. if you make happiness your primary goal, you will not achieve it. instead, you will be narcissistic and self involve, caring about your own pleasures and your own satisfactions in life as your paramount goal. what i have found is that happiness is best thought of as a byproduct of other things. family and friends and good health and love and care. it is, we get happiness not might indirectly for it by throwing ourselves into projects, -- we get happiness by throwing ourselves into projects. >> leading to a better world, sunday night at 9:00 on c-span2, and find more booktv online. like us on facebook. tuesday, president obama talked about deferring the cuts that were to go into effect next month. wednesday, leading republicans on the armed services committees outline their plans to avoid those automatic defens
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
cia, the senate intelligence committee. this will be live on c-span at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. again, the national prayer breakfast begins in about 45 minutes. that will be live on c-span2, if you would like to watch that. the president will be attending and speaking there. one other hearing we want to point out, which will be live it 10:00 a.m. on c-span3 is education secretary arne duncan talking about waivers for the "no child left behind" bill. on c- like a 10:00 a.m. span3. robert is on our republican line for seamless. should sequestration be allowed to go through? caller: hi. we were calling it the fiscal cliff. all the sudden it seems we have gone away from that and we are calling it sequestration. i thought that the whole term "fiscal cliff" came about because sequestration was part of that. the media keeps differentiating that now. host: you don't see a difference? caller: it is still sequestration, that is the fiscal cliff. that has not gone away. host: semantics aside, what would you like to see done? caller: just for the media to clarify we never really got anywhe
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am EST
briefings from the cia because he thought they were just trying to get you to not talk about subjects. he was a formidable credit and -- critic adversary of lyndon johnson and jack kennedy on vietnam. >> tip o'neill -- massachusetts, boston college, irish catholic, all of that -- what brought you to admire him? >> he had -- he was a stranger to self-importance. that was important to me. not forgetting where you came from, and he was a stranger to self-importance. ira member -- i remember -- the funniest thing that happened, he said, i am sitting up there, my secretary comes in and said, mr. speaker, anderson is on the phone. -- eddie anderson is on the phone. i said, i will be honest with you -- he is a fellow from the old neighborhood and things have not worked out every well for him. so why take the call. how are you? he says, i am in a bar in somerville. i am with a couple of guys, and they do not believe i know you. they said, eddie, great old pal -- would you just tell these guys? so he puts them on the phone -- eddie is a great pal of mine. forth. he says, eddie, is there anythi
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
. later, president obama chief counterterrorism advisor and the presidents choice to be cia director testifies against the senate intelligence committee. that hearing is live at 2:30 p.m. eastern. >> president obama announces his nominee interior secretary ken salazar. postmaster general pastor donohoo announces the end of saturday mail delivery. "washington journal" is live. >> what i have discovered is the war strategy to achieve happiness and life is to make that your primary goal. if you make your happiness what you are striving for, you will not achieve it. you will be knossos cystic, self-involved, caring -- narcissistic, self-involved. happiness is best as a byproduct of other things. it is a five part of meaningful work -- five part of meaningful work, family, friends, good health, love, and care. we get happiness by throwing ourselves into life projects, involving ourselves and trying to have integrity and be a good person. >> whole foods cofounder and ceo john mackey examines how the good of both dismiss and capitalism can lead to a better world. sunday night at 9:00 on "af
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 4:10pm EST
cia -- this is bad, but we can make this work. i could document a lot of conversations that were way on the other side. i think it might be part of the national consciousness, a moral struggle for some citizens or certain part of the national political culture that they are now trying to deal with not that we did it, but they did not mind it. they did not mind it at the time. or they did not mind it strong enough to say that's not overreact, let's be really careful. let me give you the intelligence officers on that, and i will tell you this is winding before i do it. we're off took off and put into a situation where we are accused of not doing enough to help people who are in danger. and as soon as we have made people feel safe again, we are accused of doing too much. i realize that is winding and not everybody will share that, but every now and again, and a self pity moment, i'll allow myself that thought. [laughter] >> a discussion on the cia use of enhanced interrogation techniques and the search for osama bin laden at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> i think my experience in the w
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 1:30pm EST
] >> cia officials discuss enhanced stagnation results. here's a portion of that discussion. >> she said she opposes the program. she and knowledge is the effectiveness which i think is a valid position. if played a role. we should not have done it. why are people so obsess with trying to disprove the obvious? >> i am pointing to the broader american public. and talking about the national psyche of anybody in or out of office. let me tell you a sentence i never heard. the other side. it might be as part of a national consciousness a moral struggle for some and our citizenry or national political culture that they are tr
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
terms of the developments on cyber, it has been incredible. i have to say, working at the cia, the defense department, and seeing the kind of cutting edge technology that is being developed, there is no question in my mind that part and parcel, and the attack on this country in the future by any enemy is going to include a cyber element to it. but that will be part of the weapon that will be used to cripple us in the event of an attack. i have to say the united states , it is part of our strategy. we considered the importance of the cyber element. yes, we are living in that world. i have said this and i believe it. it is very possible the next pearl harbor could be a cyber attack. you could in fact cripple our power grid system, our government systems, our financial systems, with a cyber attack appeared it would ha. that is something we have to worry about and protect against. >> good morning. i am an international student from japan. i would like to ask your opinion about the dispute between china and japan. recently, the japanese government has revealed that the chinese have had
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 7:00am EST
considered judgment and intelligence of the cia at home and around the world. if you look back at what he said 10 years ago, what are the lessons for american foreign policy? guest: i can tell you that the lesson for me was that i made a terrible mistake of believing that speech. of all of the people in the administration, i never believed colin paulo would misrepresent the facts and lead them to believe we should support the argument he laid out. it was the predominant reason why someone like me, who had less inclination to believe anything that dick cheney or george bush had to say about iraq cows i said paul -- iraq, i said powell would never mislead us. i hold him accountable for believing -- convincing people that we should fall in line. it was erroneous and did not have the underpinning of anything that resembled the accurate information that would have just applied -- justify the speech in the first place. host: we are talking with marc ginsberg in new york. we have a call from mississippi. caller: i am proud of our president. he is a thinking man. we cannot go and start conflic
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 10:00am EST
you today. this and later this afternoon, the confirmation hearing for cia director nominee, john brennan, currently the counter-terrorism chief. >> good morning, everybody. we welcome secretary of defense leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey to testify about the department of defense's response to the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. temporary mission facility in benghazi, libya on september 11 and all of last year. the findings of its review following that attack, including lessons learned. i want to remind colleagues that we will receive testimony next tuesday morning the doved d.o.d. released a time -- the department of defense released a timeline of september 11 and 12 in ben ghazi including the deployment. a copy of this timeline is in front of us. i think we will each have it and it will be included in the record. according to the timeline, the temporary mission filt, the department of defense's first action was to re-- facility, the department of defense's first reaction was to react on a mission of libya to provide better aw
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Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
, and, sylvia, i am so grateful that you put up with him. your leadership of the cia will forever be remembered for the blows that we struck against al qaeda and perhaps the greatest intelligence success in american history, delivering justice to osama bin laden. [applause] by then, leon had every right to expect that he could return home, and i admit that when we first asked him to lead the pentagon, his answer was simple -- no. but i kept asking him. i am persistent. that is how michelle married me. i just kept at it, and it is a testament to his patriotism, to his sense of duty that leon agreed to serve on this one last tour. perhaps it was the memory of his parents opening their homes up to g.i.'s headed to the pacific. perhaps it was leon, who served himself, a young lieutenant in the army. perhaps it was the experience of watching his youngest son deployed to afghanistan. what we do know is this -- as our nation's's 23rd secretary of defense, in every action leon panetta has taken, every decision he has made has been with one goal in mind -- taking care of our sons and our daug
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
head up the cia. what might lawmakers be asking him about the drone program? guest: i think you'll see some lawmakers. i don't think people will see a huge barrage of questions on this issue. up until now the interest in congress has been limited, but now we're seeing the media episcopal little more. you will see questions about this issue of what the legal safeguards are for u.s. citizens, how much? is required, a dozen u.s. citizen have to know the government is trying to get stomped -- how much proof is required, does the u.s. citizen have to know the government is trying to get them? it is 98% focused on foreign nationals believed to be allied with terrorist groups and not focused on u.s. citizens. there's a growing concern that the drone program in pakistan and yemen may be counteroffensive in the long term because of the backlash it produces in the local populace there and because of anti- american sentiment that it fuels. for the long term, that is probably a bigger question than these unusual circumstances are they have to confront the question of what to do about a u.s. ci
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Feb 1, 2013 1:00am EST
department of defense stops and the cia began, in terms of action and counter- terrorism action. i think there -- it would be worthwhile, if you are confirmed, to meet with mr. brennan to talk about coordination between the two agencies so do not end up with similar if not identical functions in different regions of the world with different command structures, rules of engagement, etc. -- counter- terrorism covers the gap or the relationship between traditional defense and the intelligence committee. -- community. >> that is an area that is becoming more relevant and complicated. title and reverses title 50. -- title n versus title 50. >> final thought -- but not think we can adequately assess the size and importance of the cyber threat. that may well be the war of the future. my sense is that we are not -- we are all talking about it, but i am not sure we have a sense of urgency. and the secretary panetta has increased our proposed increase of that capacity. people can die, and their society could be brought to a standstill without our rocket ever taking off or are planned and treating
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 2:15pm EST
pitying a moment i allow myself that thought. [laughter] >> the discussion on the cia post a use of interrogation techniques in the search for osama bin laden tonight at 8:00 eastern here on c-span. but on monday president obama travels to indianapolis about reducing gun violence. he will discuss additional steps that can be taken at the federal level. we will have coverage of this online. today the white house released a photo of press but i can david in august last year in an interview. he said he had fired guns and that she goes as the shooting of the time with the guests visiting camp david. he also said gun-control advocates should be better listeners in the debate or firearms and that he has "a deep respect for the tradition of hunting in this country." you're able to see the fertility rates declining. we are right around the rate. we have the only major influence in this country's history. this is the term that hit us. it really was a remarkable moment. hi. not only did that jump up and stay for an entire generation. this moment that inches. we saw not a gradual rate dropping
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
through radio. host: what about the literacy rates? in afghanistan, according to the cia fact book, literacy rate overall is 20%. given those numbers, how difficult is it your job of getting information to afghanis? guest: when you see almost 28% of the country is illiterate, meaning more than 72% mark is illiterate, that means we are faced with people they are not easy to receive things or digest things, so it is very hard in a country like afghanistan with the fact that more than 70% are illiterate, on the other hand, in afghanistan security, reaching for the people because of bad [indiscernible] because of the geographic afghanistan, it is hard to work, but it does not mean it will stop us. host: our guest abdul mujeeb khalvatgar is director of nai media institute. we're talking about journalism in afghanistan, how afghanis get their news and the freedom of the press in that country. we want to take your phone calls on this. the numbers -- here is the world news section of the "wall street journal." afghan peace still sought in six months. i am wondering, is this the type of hea
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Feb 8, 2013 1:00am EST
discusses his agenda for the second term at a gathering of house democrats. then cia director nominee john brennan testifies at his confirmation hearing. >> the church is boston's most visited historical site. 500,000 people, every year. not because of our pews or are incredible organ. they come here because of the even set happen -- even's that happen. what most people do not realize is what did happen in 1775 is still a genuine historical mystery. we have very few records about what actually occurred on the night that paul revere's plan was carried out in this very church. we know that there was a plan, set up ahead of time with members of the charlestown militia across the way. he set it up on sunday. but what we do not know is who helped mr. revere to carry out that plan. >> the mystery of boston's old north church plant hangers. sunday at 7:00 pm eastern and pacific on c-span three. >> having observed a steady improvement in the opportunities and well-being of our citizens, i can report to you that the state of this old but youthful union is good. >> once again, in keeping with time-h
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Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
, and a director of the cia that there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq. for a lot of the decisions that were made at the outset, they were decisions that were informed with incorrect information. as the committee is judging hagel on that decision as others, i want to tell the committee that was the experience wasthis senator. -- with this senator. what i would like to do with my time, since there are a few of us in this room that served in the military during the vietnam era, and you clearly have that experience in combat, i would -- by the way, a lot of people do not know anything about vietnam and do not know how difficult it was of but how the nation was divided. i would like you, i would like to know something about your service and in vietnam and your combat experience. were you wounded? >> thank you. if i may, if i read into your question with some latitude in answering, i would responded this way. i think my time is better served to maybe talk about more of the specific things like senator mccain asking things and how it formed my judgment rather than going through
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Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
adviser, and the director of the cia that there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq. so for a lot of the decisions that were made at the outset, they were decisions that were informed with incorrect information. as the committee is judging senator hagel on that decision, i want to tell the committee what was the experience of this senator. what i would like to do with my time here is that since there are few of us in this room that served in the military during the vietnam era, and you clearly have that experience in combat. senator hagel -- by the way, a lot of people don't know anything about vietnam and don't know how difficult it was as senator warner has so eloquently stated in his comments, how the nation was divided. what i would like for you as the committee is getting to know you, know something about your service in vietnam and your combat experience. were you wounded, senator hagel? >> senator nelson, thank you. if i may, if i read into your question, some latitude in answering. i would respond this way -- i think my time is better served may be talking about these specifi
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